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Going Out Clothes

When I was getting ready to go out to dinner and drinks with DC Area people, I searched through my entire closet for something good to wear. Last time, when we met at the zoo, I wore shorts, a t-shirt and a baseball hat. This time, I wanted to show that I can look good. I really do know how to dress to go out on the town!

But as I looked through my closet, I could not find The Perfect Thing. During this search (and multiple trying on of different shirts, I had the following conversation with my dear husband:

caramama: Why don't I have any cute "going out" shirts anymore?
Londo: Because you grew out of them and didn't buy anymore because you are a mom now and don't wear those clothes anymore.
cm: Silent and glaring.
L: I mean, because they were old and you just haven't had time to replace them.

I like the second answer better, even if the first is more true.

Comments

michelle said…
I loved this! Here I thought I was the only one "cursed" with an honest husband. (I learned early that if I ask him if I look fat in something he will only say "that is a loaded question.").

I'm having the same closet issue, and shopping for shirts is extra difficult given my new post-baby-no.-2 figure. *Sigh* There is also the "am I really still young enough to wear [brand]"? issue since I haven't really shopped for clothes since I was in my 20s.
Cloud said…
Oh, I'm the same way. I only have work clothes, grubbies, and things that don't really work with nursing bras or just don't look right anymore.
nutmeg96 said…
It's ok -- just get back on the horse with the shopping! But if you ever buy a pair of "Not Your Daughter's Jeans" then I'll have to stage an intervention.
z said…
and here i thought only i was having these troubles. I even went shopping post baby-2 to get some clothes for the transition period and still nothing to wear...
i need to go on what not wear for wearing boring clothes (not inappropriate but boring)
paola said…
My cousin said it took her 4 years after her first son (2 years after no.2), before she actually went out shopping for cute/sexy clothes again. Probably 'cos she didn't have time to go shopping in peace, which is something I can relate to. All my shopping is rushed and either I come home with something that is completely wrong as dd/ds/dh have rushed me into making the wrong decision, or I come back with nothing.
Karen said…
But at least you still work, so I know you have some nice clothes. Mine consist mostly of sweats and baggy tees.
Kristina said…
I took my sister to Ann Taylor Loft after she had her baby for some cute things. I think its perfect styles for anyone out of college 25-40 ish. Most of the time I feel tike their closes are designed for women with actual bodies, curves, boobs and acknowledge out varying heights by having petite, reg. and tall pants.
Kristina said…
Obviously from my last post I need to remember to check my grammar before posting :0)
Colleen said…
I'm having the same issue...I have slowly been dumping more tops into the the "Goodwill" pile (some I really really liked!)and have about 3 items left that are decent. It's just not cute anymore if my tops creeps up a little and flashes all that stretchmarked ill-shaped flesh.

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